If you are interested in running for the State 4-H Council, you must be older than 16, and active in our county program. Applications are available on the state council webpage (http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/state-council), and due to Mya Rushton in the state office by June 1. Interviews are tentatively set for June 20. Please let Jean know if you’re interested in applying!
The Butler Fair will not be distributing printed premium books this year.
Members are needed to again help at the Master Gardener Plant Sale at Alameda Park, Butler, on Saturday, May 16.
Mark your calendars for this summer’s 4-H open horse show series. Dates are May 30-31, July 18-19 and August 2, all to be held at the Butler Fairgrounds. Check with your club leader for a copy of the show bill.
On Wednesday, August 12th, qualifying dairy project members may participate in the first-ever cheese auction during the Butler Farm Show.
Those taking breeding livestock, dairy, goats, horses and rabbits will be receiving designation forms in the next few weeks.
Exhibitors with market livestock animals (lambs, goats and hogs) can pick up animal ear tags on Saturday, May 9, from 9 – 11 a.m., at the livestock building at the Butler Farm Show.
All club members must be entered into 4-H ONLINE and have paid the $20 program materials fee to your primary club by Monday, June 1!
We are moving to a new online 4-H registration system called 4-H Online. We will no longer be using Access, so do not enter your info on that system (and unfortunately, it doesn’t transfer to the new system). You will receive instructions in the mail soon and you can begin entering info immediately.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming exciting 4-H events!
A reminder to all 4-H animal science project members - you will need to complete Quality Animal Management training (formerly called GPP training) by July 1.
All members must be enrolled and have paid the materials fee by June 1.
Each club should have received a letter with a reminder to turn in club treasury reports for the annual tax report. They are due in the Extension Office to Katina by Jan. 31, 2015.
All returning Butler County 4-H members are required to participate in 60% of club meetings beginning with the meeting immediately following roundup- therefore starting with your September club meeting you must attend 60% of the meetings between September 2014 and August 2015.
Six 4-H scholarships were awarded at the Farm Show to 4-H members who are continuing their educations beyond high school! Any 4-H'er going on to school after high school and taking ANY 4-H project was eligible to apply for a 4-H Development Fund Scholarship.
Don't forget that we have a drop-off box beside the walk-in door at the Extension Office.
As the 2012 4-H year comes to an end and your club re-organizes for 2013, don't forget to elect representatives to Youth Council! New this year, each club may send two representatives to Council this year! Representatives need to be at least 13 years of age.